The country’s largest automaker, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), has managed to retain its top spot in India’s passenger vehicle segment, in terms of shipments to dealerships in the country, the latest data from the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA).

Maruti managed to ship 1,42,850 units in July 2022, up 7% from 1,33,732 units in July 2021. The company, despite the increase in total sales, said the shortage of electronic components had a minor impact on production. of vehicles, mainly domestic models, and the company had also taken all possible measures to minimize the impact.

Although Tata Motors recorded significant annual growth of 57% in July 2022, South Korean automaker Hyundai edged out the local automaker, crossing the 50,000 mark for the first time since March 2021 and positioned itself as India’s second largest automaker. player in the passenger vehicle segment.

Hyundai managed to sell 50,500 units last month, up 5.1% from 48,042 units in July 2021. Tata Motors, on the other hand, achieved its highest ever monthly sales of 47,505 units and slipped in third place. Tata sold 30,185 cars in July 2021.

Mahindra, which sold 28,053 units last month, saw 38% growth from July 2021. The company sold 21,046 units during the same period last year.

Another South Korean automaker, Kia, recorded strong annual growth of 46.7% and sold 22,022 units in July 2022. It had shipped 15,016 cars by July 2021.

Japanese automaker Toyota, meanwhile, posted a 50% annual increase in sales in July with 19,693 units sold. The July figures are the highest on record for Toyota since it began operations in India in 1999.

French automaker Renault saw the largest percentage decline among Indian players in the passenger vehicle segment and saw a 27% decline from a year ago. It had managed to sell 7,128 units in July 2022 and 9,787 in the same month last year.

Another Japanese automaker Honda, with sales of 6,784 units in July this year, saw growth of 12% from 6,055 units in July 2021. According to the company, the chip shortage continues to impact on supplies and seeks to align production to meet demand as soon as possible.

Skoda saw 44% growth with 4,447 units sold in July 2022. The company had sold 3,080 units in the same month last year.

MG Motor India, a subsidiary of Chinese automaker SAIC Motor which marketed vehicles under the British brand, recorded a 5% drop and only managed to sell 4,013 units in July 2022 compared to 4,225 units in July 2021.